[wp-hackers] Installation profiles for WordPress

Brad Williams brad at webdevstudios.com
Thu Sep 24 19:18:38 UTC 2009

I could be wrong but didn't Matt M create installer profile functionality at
the CMS Showdown at SXSW last year? 

If so is that code around to work off of?


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That's an interesting idea Ptah. I'm thinking I might be able to make a
plugin that exports everything into a single archive file. The unzipped
archive could be loaded somewhere, a specific PHP file could be run, and
it would take care of the rest.

Does that sound promising?

Chris Jean

Ptah Dunbar wrote:
> Not sure if this feature has been discussed, but I think WP could
> benefit in having installation profiles, similar to that of drupal.
> Has anyone previously proposed this?
> Installation profiles could automatically pre configure WordPress with
> a set of activated plugins, change the default activated theme and
> could also possibly change/add some default settings/content?--all
> during the install process. This could be beneficial to a lot of
> users/developers allowing them to jump right into content creation
> instead of site configuration.
> Users could create a profile that contains all their settings and
> activated plugins they'd usually have to configure after installing
> WP. The profile that they create could also be used across all their
> blogs--saving a lot of time.
> As for implementation, that's up for debate. Changes would have to be
> made to the core installation process. Ideally, installation profiles
> should make the famous 5 min install even quicker.
> Anyone +1?
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